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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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Address: Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-441 1137
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Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries...

Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.

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$75.57*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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$64.67*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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$45.05*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

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Milford Sound scenic cruise with kayaking

Absolutely the best tour so far in New Zealand. Thank you Southern discoveries ! (We also flew in via Glenorchy Air which was excellent). The Sound is a great experience, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely the best tour so far in New Zealand. Thank you Southern discoveries ! (We also flew in via Glenorchy Air which was excellent). The Sound is a great experience, we sailed on The Pride of Milford which was a lovely boat with plenty of space. There was a very good commentary from the skipper - which wasn't too much... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a trip with Southern discoveries and were satisfied with excursion through Milford Sound. Crew did it's best to explain all natural attractions but also actively supported interaction as well as encounters with dolphins. Vist to the aquarium is absolutely worthwhile since you can learn a lot about the undersea world.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great trip. Make sure to choose the Obento lunch box so that you don't spend precious time queuing for the buffet. There is too much gorgeous scenery to admire. We saw penguins and seals and I saw a single dolphin. Don't expect good weather - they measure the rain in metres here. Be aware that you can... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kayaking was the best part, saw quite a few penguins playing on shore. Take an empty water bottle with you so you can have a drink of the glacier water. Amazing photo opportunities.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2 hr cruise cost $92 pp left at 9.45am. We took awhile to make our choice and think we got it wrong. We could have taken Go Orange that left at 9am for $45 pp or jucy that also left at 9am for $65 pp and probably have been just as happy. We were underwhelmed with cruise... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great three hours. We were on a relatively small ship, the Lady Bower, which made Milford Sound even more impressive. But what really made it is the engaging, funny and knowledgeable commentary by the guide - in our case Fjord - who was clearly passionate about his subject and insisted that everyone came on deck and 'looked up' as... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been on all of the Milford Sound cruises and this is definitely the most informative of them all. They're an extremely professional company and make an effort to give the customer the best service for their money. The cruise was 2 hours 15 mins and is the longest cruise available on the sound. We also did the kayaking option... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was meant to be a nature cruise and i did not see any nature but seals. The lady convinced us we would see penguins no penguins

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fiord is beautiful and the boat does get close up to the cliffs, even under a waterfall. Our guide was knowledgeable and comedic, with the occasional wisecrack about Aussies. Journey lasts about 2 hours and we received a picnic lunch kit. They also dropped us off at the Discovery Centre, which has an underwater viewing platform, before another boat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money. Friendly local driver greeted us as he picked us up from our accommodation. A few good photo stops along the way, and views to take your breath away. Then on to a boat cruise with delicious picnic lunch. Lots of close up stops and commentary. The under water observatory is very interesting and worth a visit.... More 

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